Hello friends! Welcome to Blog Life University. We are so excited to get to know you!


Blog Life University is embarking on it’s third year!  We started out in October of 2015 with an intimate retreat of high level bloggers looking to turn their blogs into a family business.  The first year of the conference was held at the beautiful Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa in Mexico.

The conference was designed to be an intimate workshop featuring top names in the food blogging world.  The speakers from year one included Lindsay and Bjork Ostrum from Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro along with Jaden and Scott Hair of Steamy Kitchen and Kitchen Table Mastery.  Attendees had two full days of networking, learning, and hands on sessions with each of the speakers.


Due to the high demand of interest from bloggers wanting to attend the Cancun conference but with costs being a prohibiting factor we brought the conference back state side.

The wonderful thing about blogging is that it’s a community– no matter your niche, you can learn the same strategies to success. We may work at home behind our computers, but the real success comes as we connect with each other to learn, grow, and build lasting relationships.

Our focus is centered on building those lasting relationships while giving attendees tangible take-aways that will help them grow their social influencer business.



melissa-roundMelissa Llado – Organizer

Melissa Llado is professional recipe developer who is passionate about sharing the joy of cooking with kids. She believes that there’s so many important life lessons, skills, personal development, and bonding experiences that come from encouraging families to experiment in the kitchen together.  As the creator of Serendipity and Spice she started her journey into blogging as an outlet for becoming a new stay at home mom when her first child was born. In the 4 years since, she has turned her blogging hobby into a successful business that is able to support her family. In addition to cooking and writing, Melissa enjoys planning events, traveling with her family, and is self proclaimed Disney dork.  You can find Melissa sharing her secrets to success with other social media influencers on her training website MelissaLlado.com.

luis-roundLuis Llado – CFO (Keeping Melissa on Budget)

Luis Llado agrees that his wife is a Disney dork but he asked her to marry him anyway. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with a double degree in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Shortly after graduation he started working for Fortune 200 companies in the communications industry. He has been able to fuel the need for his technology fix while developing future leaders and driving key business practices to be able to send his wife to Disney. Currently he has partnered with Melissa in the blogging industry and working to grow their family business to it’s full potential.


Donna Crenshaw

Brand Partnership Coordinator